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Talk of the Dales from the 22nd May 2023 edition

Read a selection of stories from our latest edition.


Several members of Cromford W.l enjoyed a visit to Meynell Langley Gardens (near Kedleston Hall) recently. The visit included a walk around their lovely show garden - part of the National Garden Scheme. We were also tempted to sample the drinks and cakes in their cafe - very good. It’s seldom we can come away from a venue selling plants and flowers without buying one or two!! Altogether a happy way to spend half a day

Other events were a Knit and Natter at a members home and this month’s meeting was our Annual Meeting followed by a fun quiz. We were pleased to be joined by 2 members who had missed several meetings due to Ill health. It was very good to see them both. If you would like to try a sample visit we would love to see you. We meet on the first Wednesday of the month at 7 15 in Cromford Community Centre - Except for August

Tomorrow we’re going on a walk to see the spring flowers from the Whitworth Centre in Darley Dale. Hope the weather is kind to us. On Thursday evening it’s the Cavendish Via Gellia group meeting at the Wellspring Church in Wirksworth.The speaker will be Ashley Franklin talking about his life as a feature writer with the Derbyshire Life Magazine . The following week we’ll be going for afternoon tea at Oak Hill to celebrate the 90th Birthday of Cromford WI. It would be lovely to see you sometime - we’re a friendly bunch


Coronation Fund Raising Event at Barn Farm Campsite – Birchover

Over the Coronation weekend visitors to Barn Farm Campsite enjoyed a weekend of entertainment, based around Helen's Trust serving Tea Party refreshments.

The team of hard working volunteers from Helen's Trust served home made cakes, teas and coffees and raised £447! Stanton-in-Peak CE Primary School's creative face paints were popular too and their total money raised was £315.53 (minus setting up costs). A local LMS pupil, Jessica was raising money for an Explorer Trip, by supervising a 'make a key ring stall' accompanied by several games and by selling home made dog treats.

There were other craft stalls too and vintage farm machinery. Everyone enjoyed a fun filled weekend.

Bakewell Silver Band provided a wonderful patriotic concert in the decorated Marquee Barn and further entertainment (Rock/Pop duo Funky Moon Rocks), made a lively end to the evening, playing at The Druid Inn. The finale to the event was the lighting of the Coronation Beacon on the Sunday night.

The total fund raising from the jamboree fundraiser is £220

The next fund raising event will be the late May Bank Holiday. This event will be raising money for Ashgate Hospice.

The campsite would like to say a big thank you to everyone who supported the celebrations... the visitors, stallholders, charities, musicians and the staff at Barn Farm who worked so hard to ensure the event was a success.


Tipsy Toad in Matlock take on the Derbyshire Dales Legends in charity football match

Photohraph courtesy of Sam Taylor Photographic

Sunday 16th April saw a team from Tipsy Toad in Matlock take on the Derbyshire Dales Legends in the annual Matlock Charity Cup, this year in aid of YoungMindsUK.

Toad fielded a strong team with players from Bakewell Town, Wirksworth Ivanhoe, FC Matlock and Winster and Darley Lions and had high hopes of avenging last years defeat but it was the Legends who made the brighter start, scoring early through last year's Man of the Match Steve Murphy.

Toad hit back with a goal from Luke Roper to end the first half deservedly level, and the game in the balance.

In the second half both teams had their chances, but the Legends' experience started to dictate the game as they raced into the lead with goals from Jack Stephenson, Logan Toplis and two from Steve Mallinder, running out 5-1 winners for the second year running.

Money raised on the night was boosted by a Golden Goal competition, a raffle which was generously supported by the businesses of Matlock, and an auction. In total over two thousand pounds was raised.

Many thanks to Matlock Town FC for hosting the match and officials Mark Davis, Jason Glanville and Phil Handley.


Fotheringhay: An Audience with Mary, Queen of Scots

Wednesday 24 May, 7pm in St Peter’s Church, Edensor

Jane Collier takes on the role of Mary Queen of Scots and is in conversation with her Lady-in-Wating, Mary Seton. Queen Mary is in Fotheringhay Castle, awaiting her execution, and reflects on her life, including her time spent at Chatsworth and Sheffield Castle. Queen Mary will interact with the audience. After the presentation there will be a short ‘Q and A’ session.

This presentation is suitable for ages 12 years and over. Tickets £12:00 available from Pilsley Post Office 01246 582245, church members or on the door. Proceeds to church funds.

Do come along and ‘meet' this charismatic queen who spent so much of her troubled life in our beautiful county.


A Summer Show Of One Act Wonders

Matlock G&S Singers are busy rehearsing their 2023 summer show, to be performed at the Medway Centre in Bakewell on Friday 16th & Saturday 17th June.

This year it’s ‘two shows in one,’ pairing Gilbert & Sullivan’s best-loved short operetta, ‘Trial By Jury’ with one of Sullivan’s least known - ‘The Zoo.

'Trial by Jury' is one of the snappiest operettas by England’s famous musical duo. In it, sulky Angelina drags her cheating fiancé Edwin into court for ‘Breach of Promise of Marriage. There follows a comic war of dalliance and damages, cocking a snook at the British legal system, with tunes so catchy you’ll be humming them all the way home.

Perhaps inspired by London Zoo, which opened to the public in 1828, The Zoo is a comic gem not so often performed. It’s the story of two pairs of lovers, who meet at the animal attraction.

Featuring a suicidal apothecary, an over-eating aristocrat in disguise, a disapproving papa and a tealady who’s ‘no better than she should be,’ the witty one-acter has a gloriously silly story. The music was composed by Arthur Sullivan. However, the lyrics of The Zoo were written not by his usual musical partner William Gilbert, but a less famous Victorian librettist, Benjamin Stephenson.

After its initial run, the mini opera lapsed into obscurity. It wasn’t rediscovered until 1966, when opera enthusiast Terence Rees bought the score at a Sotheby's auction, sparking a revival of this forgotten delight. One of the cast members of the Matlock G&S show, Max Taylor, remembers being in the audience at its revival!

Says the choir’s musical director Melanie Gilbert, ‘If you don’t know G&S, these two one-act wonders are the ideal introduction. There’s no dull dialogue, they’re fast-paced, funny and full of sing-along moments. We’re even throwing in some Victorian music hall songs and pieces in between. So come along, bring your friends and enjoy a great musical medley.’

Matlock G&S Singers will be performing ‘The Zoo’ and ‘Trial By Jury’ at the Medway Centre, Bakewell, DE45 1DY, on Friday 16th June and on Saturday 17th June, at 7.30 pm.

Tickets are now on sale (tel Sue on 0780 750 3367) and will also be available at the door, priced £12.



Maureen Taylor dressed as Bess of Hardwick

At the May meeting of Matlock Probus Club the members were welcomed by Mr Roger Flint who introduced our speaker, Maureen Taylor. Maureen had kindly stepped in at the last minute as our booked speaker was, unfortunately, unable to attend.

Maureen’s presentation, accompanied by slides, was entitled Bess of Hardwick – ‘A Woman of Many Parts’. Maureen spoke to us dressed as Bess of Hardwick and certainly looked the part. Maureen for many years was a volunteer at Hardwick Hall and has great knowledge of the story of Bess.

Bess’s date of birth is around 1522/23. The Hardwicks had lived at Hardwick since the 13th Century (in 1208 the De Herdwicks were recorded living there). Bess was one of 5 children (4 girls and 1 boy). Bess was said to be the brightest sibling and when she was 12 years old she was sent away to Codnor Castle to ‘learn to be a lady’. At this time the Zouche family lived there and Codnor Castle was often visited by Kings and Courtiers therefore giving Bess a great education in the ways of Court etc. She often visited London with the Zouche’s and she became betrothed to Robert Barlow who was the son of a wealthy land owner. Bess was 17 years old and Robert 13 years old but Robert was a sickly boy and he died when he was only 14. Bess had to fight in Court (which was very unusual for these times) to get her inheritance from her late husband – but she won!

Bess was a lifelong friend of Elizabeth 1st and whilst at Court she met William Cavendish and eventually married him. William and Bess built Chatsworth and Bess gave birth to 8 children in 10 years. William Cavendish died in 1557 and Bess became a widow for the second time inheriting over £3,000 worth of debt. In1559 Bess married Sir William St Lou (whom she met whilst at Court with Queen Elizabeth. William died in 1564 and left Bess all his property and goods, leaving her a very rich woman. She then married George Talbot, 6th Earl of Shrewsbury. Whilst married to George Talbot, George was given the custodianship of Mary Stewart – George spent a lot of money on Mary catering for her whims. Bess, to avoid all her money being taken from her, decided to buy Hardwick Hall in her son’s name so that her husband wouldn’t be able to get his hands on it. George died in 1590. Bess was now immensely rich and decided to build a new Hardwick Hall (the one that stands today). She moved in in 1597 and held a grand party to celebrate.

Bess was said to be a very kind woman and looked after her staff and friends well. She became ill in the winter of 1607/08 and died on 13th February 1608. She is buried in Derby Cathedral where her magnificent tomb can be seen.

Maureen Taylor was thanked by Jenny Flint for her fascinating and most informative talk.

If you would like information about Matlock Probus Club (we meet once a month on the first Thursday), please contact: Clive Robinson – Chairman 01246 582938 or Nigel Carabine – Treasure 01629 823581.



Middleton-by-Youlgrave would like to welcome you to its summertime events:

Saturday 27th May: Middleton Market Well Dressing

Opens at midday in the village square. Off-road parking is available at the entrance to the village. See if you like the new well-dressing located at the tap well by the postbox.

Then have a browse around the stalls in the Square. The ‘bakes and cakes’ stall is always popular. Pick up a bargain at the bric-a-brac and nearly new stall. There is an amazing selection on the plants trailer grown by local gardeners. Are you looking for some new reading? Pick a selection at the book stall!

Try your luck on the tombola and raffle.

Middleton can offer you the chance to explore the village by visiting a series of open gardens, ranging from Middleton Hall to cottage gardens in the Square. Buy a guide leaflet at the information stall so you can follow the Middleton Trail in full through the village – along the way you’ll discover information boards on features of Middleton’s history going back to the 17th century civil war!

Call in at St Michael and All Angels’ Church as you walk the trail and see the flower display there.

Children can go on the trail looking for Middleton wildlife clues using an activity sheet available from the information desk.

Families can come and relax in the playground, which will have a variety of children’s games available, including skittles.

Enjoy the Winster Morris Dancers who will be performing in the Square.

Why not stroll down to the village hall for our delicious teas and cakes?

You can buy a burger at the barbecue at the entrance to the playground.

Come along: you’ll be very welcome to the village!(Cash preferred. All proceeds po to village funds)

Sunday 28th May: Middleton Well Dressing Teas

Teas are available in the village hall between 10am to 4pm.

At 6.30pm we have the blessing of the well-dressing, followed by the service in St Michael and All Angels’ Church.

Saturday 3rd June: Middleton Rocks

Live music bands in the village square, 6pm until midnight.

Licensed bar, hot food and ice cream available. Off-road car parking provided.



District Governor, Mary Ann Woodman presenting Georgie with her certificate and Georgie playing the harp

A Music Competition for young people was organised by the regional Lions that Matlock Derwent Lions are part of. This was divided into age groups of school years 1-6; 7-11 and 12-13 and was held at Lancaster University.

The local Lions are proud to say that Georgie Pugh from Matlock Bath was the winner of the 7-11 school year group (ages 11-16) and was also the overall winner of the competition.

Georgie, age 12 is a pupil at S Anselms School in Bakewell and plays the harp. She started playing at age 4 when she saw a demonstration of the instrument. She has now passed her Grade 5 examination and is doing Grade 6 in June. The whole family are very grateful to the staff at S Anselms who have been a great help in the development of her skills. She has obtained a Music Scholarship to go to school in Shrewsbury from September.

She had to perform two pieces for the judges, Watching the Wheat and Vanille.


Castleton Historical Society hand over petition

Members of Castleton Historical Society handing over the petition to Andrew McCloy, Chair of Peak District National Park Authority

On the 28th March members of Castleton Historical Society handed to Mr McCloy a paper petition with nearly 4,000 signatures objecting to the closure of Castleton Visitor Centre and Museum.

At the meeting of PDNPA members, despite an eloquent and forceful presentation by CHS, the Members of the Authority endorsed the proposals put forward by the CEO, including the closure of the visitor centres. Staff have now been informed. CHS is considering what action could now be taken between now and 28 July when final decisions will be made.

The petition continues online and will be regularly up dated.


Open Gardens for the National Garden Scheme

Fir Croft, Froggatt Road, Calver S32 3ZD will be open for the National Garden Scheme on Sunday 21st of May, Sunday 4thand Sunday 18th of June from 2 – 5pm, garden features extensive collection of alpine plants. Admission by donation.

The Holly Tree, 21 Hackney Road, Hackney, Matlock, DE4 2PX will be open for the National Garden Scheme on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th of June from 11am-4.30pm. Admission is £4, children free, Dogs on leads welcome. A 1 ½ acre garden with flower borders, vegetable plot, fruit trees, honeybees and chickens. Home Made refreshments.


School Friends Hike to Raise Funds for Edale Mountain Rescue Team

A group of school friends from the Hope Valley hiked the 20-mile Outside Hope Valley Round in the Peak District to raise funds for Edale Mountain Rescue Team on Sunday 7 May.

The thirteen kids, aged 12 and 13, put in a brilliant effort on the warmest day of the year so far.

They have now raised nearly £2500 for their local Mountain Rescue Team.

Members of the Team were delighted to cheer on the kids as they set off on their adventure from Hathersage the day after the coronation.

The Outside Hope Valley Round was dreamed up in 2019 by staff at the Outside shop in Hathersage, where the route starts and finishes. A significant amount of the route is over 305 metres, and the total ascent is 1360 metres. The shop has a wall of fame with photos of everybody who has completed the Round so far.

Edale Mountain Rescue Team provides a search and rescue service for the moorland and upland areas of the Peak District. It is staffed entirely by unpaid volunteers and is self-funding.

The hikers are excited by how much they have raised for the Team, and thank all their sponsors for their generosity. Their fundraising page is at


Oxfam’s First Folk Evening

Friday, 9th June at The Medway Centre, Bakewell

Judy Dunlop and Nigel Corbett

Bakewell Oxfam Supporters Group are excited to announce they are hosting their first Folk Evening, to be held on Friday, 9th June at The Medway Centre, Bakewell. We have a fabulous line up, including Derbyshire’s very own Judy Dunlop, who for many years has been held in high regard by leading figures in the world of folk music. Known for her peerless renditions of tender ballads, it has been said she can turn any song into a classic. She has worked and recorded with members of Fairport Convention, The Albion Band, Show of Hands, Mick Ryan, and guitarists Steve Marsh and Jon Scaife. She will be accompanied by Nigel Corbett on violin and guitar. As a violin player with the Sheffield Symphony and Sheffield Philharmonic orchestras from 1974 – 1980, Nigel threw caution to the wind and joined the local Chesterfield Morris team in 1981, from which his love of folk music developed.

We are also thrilled to have the Bonfire Band, another up and coming local band hailing from Bamford, including Emily Irving-Witt, Wesley Walker and Stephen Bollom. They sing and play a variety of instruments including mandolins, concertina, fiddles, flutes, bodhran drum and guitar. Their folk music is inspired by traditional Irish jigs, reels and hornpipes; tunes locally written in the Peak District; mainland European melodies; and anything else evocative of the land.

And finally we will be welcoming The Mutual Fan Club, a Sheffield based, acoustic folk pop band, comprising of Liz Robert and Cari Kirby. Ex next door neighbours and working mums, you can expect songs about love, family, morality, ghosts, and peace! Local Derbyshire singer songwriter Karlos Kollective will also be making a special guest appearance too.

As you can see our evening will be full of contrast, but we know we have a wonderful evening of music and song to look forward to. Tickets can be bought from Maxwells Bookshop or phone Pru: 07940 934362 or Jude :01629 815469 to reserve tickets. Adults £12.00 and Under 16’s and Students £6.00

Bar available and all proceeds will go to Oxfam.


Rowsley Cof E Primary School celebrate the coronation of King Charles III

The children at Rowsley Church of England Primary School had a wonderful time celebrating the coronation of King Charles III. They were blessed with beautiful sunshine for an afternoon of coronation-themed craft activities, wore red, white and blue instead of their uniforms, and enjoyed a picnic lunch of sandwiches, chips, salad and royal muffins.



It has to be said that Youlgrave contains some very talented residents. Not only can they put on an annual pantomime, bake and make delicious food, petal some of the best well dressings in the Peak District, but they are extremely artistic too.

In November 2019, Phil Smith came up with the idea of a 2-metre square mosaic for the side of the village hall that would brighten up an ugly wall. Over 3 years later and the ‘Pommie Plaque’ is finally finished.

Work on the plaque has been undertaken by a dedicated group of volunteers as well as other local residents and village children. 2,000 hand-made tiles make up the mosaic which depicts a tree in leaf with river flowing beneath.

Children started making the border and background tiles in 2020/21 in their homes and then later in the school. Two small teams made the river and branch tiles but the leaves proved a bit tricky with several failed attempts to get the wording clear enough to read – the mosaic pieces include 406 facts and names of wild flowers, trees, local farmers and even jokes. The brighter porcelain leaf tiles show off the colour glazes.

On Saturday 3rd June the ‘Pommie Plaque’, which incorporates Alport & Middleton too, will be officially unveiled by the side of Youlgrave Village Hall at 2pm by our very own Sally Mosley with Peak Advertiser pooch, Nellie, by her side. Donations and sponsorship of the fact tiles are going to support the local school, Scout Hut and Village Hall.


Winster CE Primary School Celebration Afternoon

At Winster CE Primary School, we are at the heart of our community and this was seen in full effect when we held a celebration afternoon tea for the Coronation. We were helped by a team of parents to prepare sandwiches, cakes and plenty of tea and coffee and welcomed many family members to celebrate with us. The afternoon included fun races led by our sports coach and pass the parcel and a Coronation Quiz. The children also performed songs such as 'Our King' , a sing written especially for this historic event. The children have also been learning about Coronations past and present in their English work and have produced posters representing the values that mean the most to King Charles (sustainability, youth, community and diversity). The posters formed a part of a stunning display placed in the community shop window. At Winster school, we pride ourselves on nurturing the whole child and have a wonderful passion for our work within the community. This was represented by our pupils being encouraged to take part in the Big Help Out on the Bank Holiday Monday, demonstrated here by one of our Year 6 pupil's working in a local community garden and one of our Y3 pupils helping maintain the local churchyard.

If you are interested in finding out more about our wonderful school, contact Mrs Slack (Headteacher) on 01629 650238


Darley Dale WI

Darley Dale WI held their Annual meeting recently combining it with supper to celebrate the coronation of King Charles 3rd, provided by the committee. Jayne Haywood created beautiful fresh flower table decorations in the red, white and blue theme using recycled yoghurt pots which were unrecognisable.

Dianne McHaag from DFWI was welcomed to the meeting in an advisory capacity. Dianne has visited the group on a number of occasion.

Sue Lamb was once again elected as President. Sue gave a resume of the group's activities throughout the past year and thanked the committee for their support.

Five members will be attending the Cavendish and Via Gellia Group Spring business meeting at Wirksworth

Final arrangements were made for an outing to Hope House Costume Museum at Alstonefield on 13th June. The museum is a collection of artefacts relating to fashion through the decades. The owner, Notty Hornblower gives an interesting talk and also provides refreshments if required.

Cathy Reilly was the winner of the raffle prize

Darley Dale WI meet on the second Tuesday of the month in the Dale Road Methodist Church hall. Meetings start at 7.00pm when visitors and new members are always welcome

For information please contact the secretary, Jennifer Lane on 01629 732447



Residents who love to buy fresh produce will be spoilt for choice with two markets being held on the same day in Matlock later this month.

Derbyshire County Council is holding its first Producers’ Market at County Hall on Wednesday 24 May between 10am-2pm, which will coincide with the town’s regular Wednesday market down the hill at Hall Leys Park.

People in search of fresh produce and handmade goods are being encouraged to come to Matlock and visit both markets and fill their baskets full of the best produce the county has to offer as well as meeting the producers themselves.

The County Hall event is being held on the same day as the council’s annual general meeting, so County Hall will be extremely busy and full of potential customers for producers to sell to.

Visitors to the Producers’ Market will be able to park for free in the council’s main car park off Bank Road, and entry to the event is free.


Local park tennis courts in Matlock set for renovation

Derbyshire Dales District Council and the LTA have announced a partnership to breathe new life into the public tennis courts in Matlock's Hall Leys Park.

The £46,000 project will see the Matlock courts – selected for investment by the LTA, renovated over the next eight weeks, helping ensure that quality facilities are available for the local community.

It's part of a nationwide investment by the UK Government and LTA Tennis Foundation, delivered by the LTA, to refurbish public tennis courts across Great Britain, opening up the sport to many more people.

This investment will see thousands of existing park tennis courts in poor or unplayable condition brought back to life for the benefit of communities across the country through renovation works, and improved court accessibility with new gate-access technology and booking systems.

Alongside the investment, Derbyshire Dales District Council will also work with the LTA to deliver a range of activities, including weekly organised free park tennis sessions for all ages, playing levels and experience, where equipment is provided, meaning that people will not need someone to play with or their own racket. Local tennis leagues will also provide friendly, sociable, opportunities to get active through local competition.

All courts and sessions at Hall Leys Park will be available to book online at book-a-tennis-court via the LTA website once the renovations have taken place – and the District Council's courts at Bakewell Recreation Ground and Ashbourne Park will also be available to book online, making it far easier to find and book a court or activity.

Introducing a small fee to book a court will help to build up a sinking fund to repair courts in future years, when they inevitably need more maintenance.

Work at Hall Leys Park is anticipated to be completed by early July.


PhD opportunity to study Philosophy and Landscape Change in the Peak District National Park

The Peak District National Park Authority, with the Philosophy Department at the University of Sheffield, is offering a PhD studentship in Understanding Landscape Change.

Starting in October, the doctoral research position is to be funded by White Rose College of the Arts and Humanities (WRoCAH).

The project will support the Peak District National Park Authority’s work in protecting the landscape and promoting understanding.

Anna Badcock, Peak District National Park cultural heritage team manager, said: “Landscape change is a fact of life, but the present climate crisis means that such change is unprecedented in speed and scale. We have undertaken to monitor landscape change in the National Park and want to better understand how people appreciate evolving landscapes. The student will work closely with us in carrying out the research and, ultimately, the results will directly influence how we understand, define and communicate landscape change to diverse audiences, and contribute to the development of national policy.”

Dr Megan Blomfield, from the University of Sheffield’s Philosophy Department, said: “We need to reconsider landscape conservation objectives in light of climate change. This is a truly significant challenge that will require us to critically question our existing ideas and understandings of landscape. We need new tools to enable us to better articulate and evaluate these difficult choices. This project will enhance our understanding of landscape change by formulating a definition of landscape change that can be used by practitioners and policymakers in the UK land sector; and by designing principles to evaluate different kinds of landscape change.”

Interested individuals should submit an Expression of Interest, with an academic CV and covering letter, to WRoCAH by 5pm on Wednesday 26 April.

For more details on how to apply, visit


Their small town by the sea

Left behind yet unforgotten

for another year,

The faces of those who live here

will seem to disappear,

As though locked away forever,

But freed the day we reappear

To chat about the weather,

Precious moments shared together –

As though they may remember

our fortnight last September

In their small town by the sea.

And as the years sketched by

In lines upon those faces,

Scribbled as a pencilled-time

First draws and then erases,

Their numbers will decline –

But our memory still embraces

Those people who would welcome us

To their small town by the sea.



New tickets which offer unlimited bus travel across the county from £6 a day are now available, thanks to a scheme organised by Derbyshire County Council.

These new tickets, called the Derbyshire Wayfarer, are part of a range of improvements for bus travel in the county, funded by the Government. All bus operators in Derbyshire are offering the new tickets.

Day tickets can be bought on all buses, or can be bought online and loaded onto special Wayfarer smartcards. Several options are available, including weekly and group tickets. Wayfarer cards will also be available in libraries and tourist information centres.

Derbyshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Highways Assets and Transport, Councillor Kewal Singh Athwal, said: “These new tickets are great news for everyone who currently uses the bus. We hope they will tempt more people to give the bus a go.

“For a small sum of money you can travel all across the county, making it cheaper and easier to get to work, to visit some of our wonderful tourist attractions or perhaps pop to see friends and family.”

“This new discounted travel scheme is one of a large number of improvements that we will be making to bus travel in Derbyshire and we are grateful for the financial support from the Government.”

Roads Minister Richard Holden said, “People up and down the country deserve a modern, reliable, and affordable public transport system. That is why we have provided Derbyshire County Council with £47 million to boost its bus services.

“Supporting all bus operators in Derbyshire with providing unlimited bus travel for as little as £6 is great for local residents, who will now benefit and be able to make the most of the fantastic work, business and leisure opportunities Derbyshire has to offer.”

The Wayfarer tickets available are:

• One day for an adult – £8

• One day for a young person aged up to 16 –£6

• One day for a group of up to 2 adults and 3 children – £15.50

• Seven days for an adult – £33

• Seven days for a young person aged up to 16 – £24.60

Wayfarer smartcards can be bought online at These prices are set for the next six months as an introductory offer.

The current Derbyshire Wayfarer ticket will become the Derbyshire Wayfarer Bus and Train ticket.

The council was awarded £47m from the Government to improve bus services in Derbyshire, after submitting a Bus Service Improvement Plan. This amount was one of the largest awarded in the country. The new Wayfarer tickets are being funded from this money.


9th Winster Country Show for one day only

Thursday 29th June

Come and join in!

Enter as many times as you like with no charge

If you are arty, crafty or like baking and cooking there is a competition class for you to enter so get thinking about your entries which must be accompanied by the entry form available from Winster Village Shop from June 1st.

The home of the show is The Wakes Week marquee on the playing fields behind the school which will be open between 8-11.45 am to receive your entries. Marquee closes between 12-2 for judging and the award of prize certificates after which you are welcome to join us for tea and cakes until 4pm when the show closes. We welcome entries from anyone in the local area.

Young People’s Competition Classes for ages 12 -16

An artwork: A still life, landscape or figurative picture in any medium in a frame.

Baking: Your favourite tray bake cut and arranged on a pretty plate.

Flower Arranging: Using only recyclable materials and sustainable plants, create a posy of garden flowers displayed in a jam jar with water (jar can be decorated).

Adult Competition Classes for those aged 17 and over

Baking: (1) A celebration cake which tastes as good as it looks. (2) Your favourite tray bake cut and arranged on a pretty plate. (3) Your favourite gluten free baked item. (4) A savoury bake.

Jams and Jellies: (1) An unopened jar of your home made jam or jelly. (2) An unopened jar of your home made citrus fruit marmalade.

Produce: A basket of your home grown fruit and vegetables.

An Artwork: A still life, landscape or figurative picture in any medium in a frame.

Papercraft: An original greetings card for any occasion.

Metal and stonework: A functional or decorative item in metal or stone. This includes hand made jewellery.

Woodcraft: A functional or decorative item in wood. This includes handmade jewellery.

Yarncraft: Any item of crochet, knitting or weaving.

Decorative sewing: Any item of embroidery, tapestry or machine embroidery.

Flower Arranging: (1) Using only non-plastic materials and sustainable plants, create a garden flower posy in a jam jar with water (jar can be decorated). (2) Your three best garden blooms displayed in water to their best advantage.

Good luck and see you at the show.


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